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Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby glasgowken » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:12 am

Anyone have a list of shipping companies which had their head offices in Glasgow or nearby.
So far I only know of,

Anchor Line
Clan Line
Clyde Shipping Co
Loch Line
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Re: Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby Targer » Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:58 pm

To add a few: Burns & Laird, Donaldson.
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Re: Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby viceroy » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:07 pm

Also:

P. Henderson & Co. Ltd. [Blue Funnel Line]

William Robertson Shipowners Ltd. [Gem Line]

There are probably some more that I have forgotten.

Quite a few shipping lines used to have branch offices in Glasgow. Others used Glasgow based firms of shipbrokers to act as their local agents.

In the 1970's I worked for a firm called Roxburgh Henderson & Co. Ltd. This firm came into being as a result of an amalgamation between P. Henderson & Co. and an old Glasgow company called Roxburgh, Colin Scott who I think had originally been the operators of the Loch Line. The Blue Funnel Line by this time was owned by the Ocean Group in Liverpool. I remember also being told that the Loch Line was still operating sailing ships into the first decade of the 20th Century, long after just about everybody else had long since gone over to steam.

By the 1970's general cargo shipping on the Clyde was pretty much on the way out, with regular liner sailings operating from King George V Dock only. Containerisation would soon prove to be the final nail in the coffin.
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Re: Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby retired tiger » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:24 pm

Harrisons (Clyde) who had Stirling Shipping and Western Ferries.
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Re: Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby onyirtodd » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:11 pm

238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
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Re: Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby duck » Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:11 pm

There's also
William Sloan & Co Ltd
and Coast Lines Ltd
I think also City of Glasgow Steam Packet Co
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Re: Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby glasgowken » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:59 pm

Thanks all :)
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Re: Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby robertpool » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:47 am

The Allan Shipping Line

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Re: Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby robertpool » Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:09 pm

Other non interesting shipping related items, well It's Sunday and l have nothing better to do so here goes:

Gavel used to launch Motor Trawler ORSINO in 1966 at Yarows shipyard
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Clyde Navigation Ferry Token
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Clyde Shipping Co Ltd
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David McBraynes
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The Navy League
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The British Sailors Society
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Ships Menu. The ship was originally built at Fairfield, Govan
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Ship Insurance Broker
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Ship Insurance Broker
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Launch & Engine company
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Shipping company
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McBryanes
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Tuxedo Princess
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Tuxedo Princess
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Glasgow & South Western Railways
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Waverley
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Fairfield
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Yarrows
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Re: Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby glasgowken » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:29 pm

Nice selection there Robert :)
That wee 2nd hand furniture place next to Morrison's at Partick had a full size ship's steering wheel in it. I was tempted to buy :wink:
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Re: Glasgow based shipping companies

Postby robertpool » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:10 am

here is another one

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